Désirée majored in Translation and Interpreting, and with her passion for languages began teaching them. After completing TEFL/TESOL training, specializing in TEYL teaching, she taught languages for several years in different cities in China. Recently, she obtained her MA in China's Political Economy at Shanghai Jiao Tong University. She actively volunteers both in China and abroad in many charitable events, social enterprises, NGOs and other organisations with social development goals. Currently, she is a Teacher Training Consultant for Stepping Stones, where she leads training sessions in schools around Shanghai, helps develop curriculums and lesson plans for various Stepping Stones’ programs.